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miente para mantener las apariencias
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (third person singular)
a. he lies to keep up appearances (masculine)
Pedro es un hombrecito triste: miente para mantener las apariencias en lugar de admitir quién es en realidad.Pedro is a sad little man - he lies to keep up appearances instead of assuming who he really is.
b. she lies to keep up appearances (feminine)
Siempre miente para mantener las apariencias y parecer lo que no es.She always lies to keep up appearances and to appear to be what she's not.
(second person singular)
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
a. you lie to keep up appearances
Si miente para mantener las apariencias no le quedará energía para cambiar lo que no le gusta.If you lie to keep up appearances, you will be left with no energy to change what you don't like.
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